What's She Doing?
News about women in the Triangle

By Amelia Rasmus


Susan Harbage Page, Linda Sutton and Joanne Hershfield of Chapel Hill as well as Carlota Santana of Durham received N.C. Arts Council Fellowship Awards.

Julie Ketner Rigby is the new vice president of external relations at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.

The Women’s Center in Chapel Hill seeks visual-art entries for “Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands,” the annual art show and sale. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 10.

PlayMakers Repertory Company installed an FM-technology assisted listening system for hearing-impaired audience members.


Goldworks has relocated from Brightleaf Square in Durham to University Mall in Chapel Hill. Jewelry makers Wren Hendrickson and her husband, Ted, are the owners of the store.

Farrah Morgan and Chastity Bowles opened The Paper Doll, a fashion boutique, in Cary.

Kelly Clark, vice president of Laser Image Corporate Printing in Durham, is serving on the marketing committee for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Entrepreneur ‘04 Conference. Also, Laser Image Corporate Printing is celebrating its 17th anniversary.

Advanced Technical Support in Morrisville recently outfitted Duke Health Raleigh Hospital with printers and accessories. Cindy Cox is the CEO of ATS.

Donna E. Corbett joined Eliassen Group, an information-technologies consulting and staffing firm based in Raleigh.

Mulkey Engineers & Consultants of Raleigh was one of eight companies in the nation selected by the Families and Work Institute to participate in an audio conference highlighting flexible workplaces. Barbara H. Mulkey is the owner of the firm.

Hummingbird Creative Group, based in Raleigh, completed a logo and corporate-identity design for Heritage Aesthetic Dentistry. Wendy Coulter is the president of Hummingbird.

Joyce Dickens is the new director of community development at RBC Centura Bank corporate headquarters in Rocky Mount.

Jennifer Snyder, president of The Time of Your Life, a self-care coaching company in Durham, now offers “Self Care Parties.”

Seton McGlennon, a Cary artist who created the original Memory Trunk, which was featured on “Oprah’s Favorite Things” and in many national magazines, now sells hand-painted, personalized heirloom ornaments.

Karen Ross, president of Montgomery’s Florist, was appointed to the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Helen M. Calloway, president of Calloway & Associates law firm, launched Global Services & Solutions, a financial and management consulting firm in Research Triangle Park.

Dubs & Dash Group, a marketing and advertising firm in Canada, hired Avadon, a consulting firm in Raleigh. Norma Owen is CEO of Avadon.

Peak Automotive recently relocated from North Raleigh to Apex. Nancy Gebarowski and her husband, Fred, have joined founders Kim Walker and her husband, Brian, as co-owners.


Facial plastic surgeon Cynthia Gregg, M.D., and Nina Mrakuzic, owner of La Therapie Day Spa, both of Cary, hosted a facial rejuvenation social last month. Also, Mrakuzic provided free services to 75 breast-cancer survivors in October to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Blue Water Spa in Raleigh announced:

• President Kile Law was the featured speaker at the Southern Spa and Salon Conference this month.
• Lisa Chrysanthou and MariBeth Hedeman, medical aestheticians, are featured in an episode of the TV series “Three-Day Weekend” this month.
• On behalf of the spa, Dana Bailey, managing director; Elizabeth Hope, assistant director of community relations; Lynne Dubuque, laser specialist; Thearadise Beaver, licensed massage therapist; and Debbie Penny, patient coordinator presented funds and services to several recent charity events.

Real Estate

Sheryl Merritt was named managing broker of United Home Realty in Cary.

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston announced:

• Sandi Pinkus and Kimberle Adamof joined the Garner office sales team.
• Lynn Crisp, Tracy Cunningham Shope and Jennifer Harris joined the sales team at Raleigh’s Strickland Road office.
• Paula Beasley joined the sales team at Raleigh’s Falls of Neuse office.
• Margaret Sophie received the Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialist designation.
• Kelly Talbot joined Coldwell Banker Neighborhood Builder Services as a marketing manager. Also, Christine Patchen is the new manager of creative design.

Irina Bennett’s Home Team recently was the No. 3 producing team in the RE/MAX United Raleigh office.

Marti Hampton and Linda Craft, of RE/MAX One Realty, recently taught a seminar called “Pump up Your Volume” in Atlanta.

Fonville Morisey announced Toni Kelsey DeSmet is a new, full-time associate for the Falls office in Raleigh.

York Simpson Underwood Realty joined The Board of Regents, an alliance of luxury real-estate brokers. Phyllis York Brookshire is the general manager of York Simpson Underwood.


Mary Duke Biddle of Durham received the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities from the North Carolina Humanities Council.

Melody Binford was named director of special programs for the Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council, a Triangle-wide organization. Also, Kristin Lyon was named program specialist/resident camp director.

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Martis King a technology consultant specializing in business services and event promotions, was elected vice president, strategy & planning, of the BDPA Triangle Chapter, an organization that provides professional development programs and services for those in the information-technology industry. Also, Coretta Poole was elected vice president, membership management.

Emily Ballance, a professional speaker and counselor in Raleigh and a member of the National Speakers Association, recently spoke on humor and stress management at the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks in Anchorage, Alaska.

Billie Redmond, president of Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties, was a featured speaker at “Success and Sagacity,” an event co-sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Orange County seeks volunteers, including Spanish interpreters, to help prepare taxes for eligible clients in Orange and Chatham counties.